Michigan Department of Transportation Reviews

Updated Aug 9, 2020

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  1. "Solid workplace environmental with good perks"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Analyst in Jackson, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Michigan Department of Transportation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Allows multitude of training opportunities

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunities available at this job.

  2. "Good Place to Work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transportation Engineer in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Michigan Department of Transportation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Stable and interesting for a first job out of college

    Cons

    Few recent graduates and younger staff


  3. "a good place to work - and showing improvement in flexibility"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Transportation Planner in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Michigan Department of Transportation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    pay, some flexibility in scheduling, telework

    Cons

    no bonuses, facilities need updating

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Educational experience"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Michigan Department of Transportation part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Learn to work in a team environment

    Cons

    Not many challenging assignments for students

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place and great people, but definitely geared towards civil engineering."

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Michigan Department of Transportation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They give you paid time off, paid holidays, good opportunity for overtime, a solid raise if you come back year after year, and they have some really friendly faces.

    Cons

    Because it’s government work, you don’t get many cool amenities like free food (or even coffee) and the work environments aren’t the most modern..

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  6. "Has both pros and cons"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in Lansing, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Michigan Department of Transportation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There were a lot of very nice, helpful, intelligent people. The work can be fun, exciting and rewarding.

    Cons

    A great deal of nepotism. Many managers are looking for underlings to promote them and their careers. Personality driven. No amount of hard work, intelligence and knowledge will help you if they don't like youl

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  7. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Student Assistant 

    I worked at Michigan Department of Transportation part-time

    Pros

    As a student assistant I learn things necessary for my career. I had great supervisors.

    Cons

    None I can think of

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience and good growth opportunities"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Intern - Hourly in Taylor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Michigan Department of Transportation for more than a year

    Pros

    -Annual Leave -As many hours as you want -Great pay and 401k

    Cons

    In construction lots of overtime some weeks

  9. "Construction Engineer"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Construction Engineer in Newberry, MI
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Michigan Department of Transportation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great job, great place to work. Salary is competitive compared to other state DOTs, hours are good for family life, and they offer a 7% match in your 401 K

    Cons

    Salary is a little lower than in private sector consulting, and it is a government agency so there is a lot of paperwork to deal with, and unionized government employees to supervise.

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  10. "Easy"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Michigan Department of Transportation part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy work Relaxed environment Good time off options

    Cons

    People slack off and it's frustrating Not a ton of advancement

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